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Philips and Vodafone join forces to boost smart city services

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Philips Lighting and telecommunications company Vodafone, have launched a new partnership that aims to assist cities implement wirelessly connected street lighting. The two companies say this will help save energy, make maintenance easier and more efficient, and will support future smart city applications which can be added to the infrastructure. Every connected street lamp will contain a Vodafone M2M SIM from which city authorities can monitor and manage lighting through Philips’ CityTouch– an end-to-end street lighting management system that integrates connected devices and specialised services. Engineers will be then able to check performance, identify faults and control the lighting remotely. A spokesperson told Cities Today that the Vodafone and Philips joint go-to-market activities will initially focus on Western Europe but both companies will eventually offer their services to cities across the world.

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